Trump cancels NATO press conference after video shows world leaders mocking him


Three world leaders were caught on camera making fun of Trump for being late because of his long-winded press conferences.

Donald Trump canceled a final news conference at the NATO summit, following the surfacing of a video that captured world leaders making fun of Trump.

"We'll go directly back to Washington," Trump said Wednesday morning during a photo op with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. "I think we've done plenty of press conferences, unless you're demanding a press conference, we'll do one. But I think we've answered plenty of questions."

On Tuesday night, video surfaced of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson laughing and making fun of Trump for being late to meetings during the summit, thanks to his long press conferences.

In the video, Johnson asks Macron why he was late to an event.

"He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top," Trudeau is seen saying.

Later, Trudeau is again caught making fun of Trump, saying, "You just watched his team's jaws drop to the floor."

The conversation was caught while leaders of NATO member countries were gathered at Buckingham Palace, as the summit was being held in London.

Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is also part of the group of leaders who was caught making fun of Trump.

Asked about the incident, Trump called Trudeau "two-faced."

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump often said that world leaders would laugh at the United States under former President Barack Obama as he vowed to bring legitimacy back to America.

"The world is laughing at us," Trump often said at the time.

But this isn't the first time that world leaders have mocked Trump. World leaders quite literally laughed at Trump during his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, when Trump incorrectly claimed to have accomplished "more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.